Jun 15, 2009


You may have noticed I haven’t updated this blog for a while. This is simply because I was nowhere near a computer. I was completely unplugged, disconnected and isolated.

It was great.

Over the last few weeks I’ve been out on the open road, then hiking through beautiful slot canyons and most recently diving through waves at the beach.

And I never even considered Tweeting, updating my Facebook Status or blogging about it. I just enjoyed the moment.

And therein lay an important message: Learn when (and how) to unplug. Not only that, but make a conscious effort to unplug. Online communities are growing exponentially every day, but never let social media destroy your personal social life.

You may not believe me, but I promise you can live without Twitter for a few hours… or days. Enjoy the people who can speak to you face-to-face, and the conversations that can last more than 140 characters.


  1. I just got back from two weeks in Europe on a family trip. Blogging nightly made it so much easier to 'capture' our daily activities to share with extended family and friends.

    Kind of like a 'forced' journal.

    But the Twittering, and work related work all had to wait until returning home/work.

    Two weeks - kind of Unplugged - was a nice relaxing alternative.


  2. I agree, enjoy moments without always worrying about how you're going to blog about it.